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to cause to be no longer believed or valued

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The next myth to have been debunked was the notion that withdrawal is the best method of birth control, regarding which Fulbright said that pregnancy could occur any time unprotected sex was had, whether or not a male had climaxed.
With Christmas sales about to peak, new research by an MIT Sloan professor has debunked the conventional wisdom that the Internet has triggered a wave of fierce price competition and that price alone motivates careful Internet searchers in their on-line shopping decisions.
Moreover, ID was decisively debunked as a scientific theory--it invokes supernatural causes; it has not generated one hypothesis that is empirically testable; it is not supported by one single peer-reviewed publication; it neglects plausible naturalistic explanations of phenomena, like blood-clotting; and its "positive argument" is a weak argument by analogy.
Written by two expert martial artists, both with extensive experience in police work, Timing in the Fighting Arts covers everything from Hick's Law (that reaction time increases the more choices one has--therefore it's faster and more effective to have one simple defense than a dozen complex ones) to improving one's posture to approaching a potentially dangerous person and timing a grab, to "need-to-know" information--and debunked myths--about translating sport fighting to a street situation.
In this account of his work as an evolutionary biologist, Rose reviews the various theories about the causes of aging, most of which have been debunked.
RESEDA - A shooting with an eerie similarity to a debunked urban legend claimed the life of Eduardo Cardenas, whom police identified Saturday.
McWilliams also debunked claims that inventory levels at Jabil's customers portends an industry-wide slow down.
Barton's retelling of American history has been extensively reviewed and debunked.
Another online rumor - that a man of Arab descent bought thousands of dollars' worth of candy from two New Jersey Costco stores to poison - was also debunked by law enforcement officials.
In the opening chapter, Bjorn Lomborg reviews the findings of his 2001 book "The Skeptical Environmentalist" (Cambridge University Press) in which he identified and debunked environmental myths.
By midday, the stock retreated as the takeover story was debunked, but it finished the day as the 12th-most heavily traded on Nasdaq, ahead of such popular shares as Amazon.
AMD has debunked the megahertz myth with the AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 processor," said William O'Neal, technical editor, Computer Gaming World.
Regarding the first paragraph about professor Lewis' background, I strongly object to your statement that ``A decade ago, he led a team that handily debunked the myth of cold fusion.
One of the myths debunked in Broggie's book is legend that Disney's body - or parts of it - was cryogenically frozen.